Major League Baseball: Blue Jays offense stalled
Limited to four base hits, the Toronto Blue Jays were shut out 7-0 by the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon in a preseason game in Florida.
The formation of the Queen City, however, relied on several of its big guns, including George Springer and Bo Bichette. Both men did absolutely nothing in three appearances at the plate. They were also struck out once apiece.
There was one silver lining in this part of the Jays' spring camp, however, and that was starter Alek Manoah's outfit. In three and a third sets of work, he passed four opponents in the mitt. The gunner also gave up an earned run on three hits.
In the fourth inning, Matt Wallner opened the scoring by allowing Willi Castro to hit the plate with a double. A batter later, Manoah saw his game come to an end.
Castro, Brooks Lee, Tyler White and Kala'i Rosario drove in the Twins' other runs afterward. The first on this list has three hits to the safe in four at-bats.
Manager John Schneider will split his roster on Thursday as the Blue Jays meet the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves. These two duels will be played in the afternoon.